Thursday, May 7, 2009

My Mom's Honey Wheat Bread

Paige, my cousin-in-law, asked me if I had a good bread recipe that she could use. This is my all time favorite bread recipe. Probably because I have great memories of coming home from school to the smell of this bread baking. This bread warm with butter and honey was my all time favorite after school treat! This bread is dense which I love.

Even my kids who don't like wheat bread love this recipe!

My Mom's Honey Wheat Bread
1/2 cup warm water
2 tablespoons or 3 envelopes yeast
2 tablespoons sugar
5 cups hot tap water
8 cups wheat flour
2/3 cup vegetable, canola, or olive oil
2/3 cup honey
2 tablespoons salt
4 cups white flour

In a 1-quart bowl, stir together 1/2 cup warm water, yeast, and sugar. Let yeast mixture stand 10 minutes while combining other ingredients. Yeast mixture will bubble and expand. In a Bosch kitchen machine, combine 5 cups hot water, wheat flour, oil, honey and salt until blended. Add yeast mixture and white flour. Knead for 10 minutes on low speed. Spray hands with cooking spray and divide dough into 3 greased loaf pans. Let dough rise in pans for 40 minutes. Then, bake bread for 40 minutes at 350 degrees. Serve warm with butter and honey or peanut butter and jam. Makes 3 loaves.

1 comment:

  1. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I am really excited to try it. I may not have the chance until next week though. I for sure will let you know how it goes. Knowing it's from you though, I can't imagine it would be anything but awesome.